Owl Creek Pass Road is a 18.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ridgway, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping, nature trips, fishing, and scenic driving and is best used from July until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 18.5 miles Elevation Gain: 3,202 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

nature trips

scenic driving

lake

river

views

nature trips
10 months ago

Easy well maintained gravel road from 550 to the pass. Peaceful but not a lot to see. Not many wildflowers or wildlife

ohv/off road driving
10 months ago

Easy with some good scenery. Easy rating is accurate with well maintained road. There are some sharp rocks if you go in passenger vehicle you need good tires. Going on to Silver Jack was not worth the time.

ohv/off road driving
Sun Oct 01 2017

beautiful drive! We wint in late summer and had no problems in my 2WD Pontiac Vibe. We got out and hiked around a bit. and enjoyed the day very easy dirt road lovely views

scenic driving
Tue Aug 08 2017

We made the drive in a FWD VW Passat with relative ease. No need for a 4wd vehicle, even when raining as long as you take it easy and watch out for oncoming traffic. There is also the "easy" way from hwy 50 near Cimarron which doesn't involve a pass, although like I say a car can easily make it if the driver isn't an idiot. Very awesome views, loads of wildflowers and mouthwatering raw mountain views. Tons of wildlife in the area including deer, occasional elk, tons of chipmunk (slow down!!!!!) and the fishing is awesome in the area. I've never encountered too many people in this area thank god

ohv/off road driving
Sat Jun 10 2017

very nice trail, smooth. no sheer drop offs. we saw deer on trail in late afternoon/early evening. Trail was clear. West Fork was still snow covered about a mile in. We had to turn around. At the Pass, there is a very nice hiking trail.

Thu Jun 08 2017

beautiful drive... still about 5 miles snow covered... just beyond the actual high point of pass... God designed a complex chunk of land in this area... i had to turn around but made the drive from the opposite side later in the day up the Cimarron Valley... one of the nicest places ive ever experienced in Colorado... very low population...

Fri May 06 2016

Easy 2wd road with stunning views of Courthouse Mountain, Mattie Ross' Meadow, and provides access to the Silverback Reservoir and the Weminuche Wilderness. Amazing fall colors.

mountain biking
Mon Aug 03 2015

Out and back to County Road 10 about 2 hrs - mostly easy little moderate in places I followed the alphabet trails A B C D E F and back Great ride will be back

Sun Mar 23 2014

A beautiful scenic road to travel in the fall, with Courthouse Mt. and Chimney Peak in the background.There is a overlook on the Ridgeway side, and if you are there at sundown and if it's clear,you can get some great shots of Chimney Peak and Courthouse Mt. with a pink hue. Also there is an opening beside the road, with Chimney Peak in the background that a scene from the movie True Grit, with John Wayne was filmed.

ohv/off road driving
Mon Mar 05 2012

We got as far as the Pass, but the road was closed. The plow had not opened beyond the pass.

hiking
1 month ago

scenic driving
7 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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ohv/off road driving
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scenic driving
Tue Sep 25 2018

scenic driving
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ohv/off road driving
Thu Jun 30 2016